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Vintage RCA “ON AIR light (8/12/08)
I recently acquired two vintage RCA MI-11717 “ON AIR” warning lights in original condition from a 1950′s TV studio that was demolished. I fell in love with radio back in the 1970′s, and have enjoyed a career in broadcasting and communications. I love these great old art deco “on air” lights, and I’m curious to know more about them and what they’re worth. More >>


Jim Warlick: From Peanuts to Buttons (8/12/08)
In 1976, a young Jim Warlick was doing campaign fieldwork for peanut farmer turned presidential candidate Jimmy Carter. In addition to the usual campaign wherewithal, Warlick had been given a large carton of Jimmy Carter peanuts. “Each bag had a picture of Jimmy Carter on it and about 15 peanuts. I’d eat the peanuts and drink beer,” Warlick said. More >>


Beautiful Purple Glass Decanter (8/12/08)
I’m new to the art glass collecting hobby. My main interest is Scandinavian art glass. I found this at a garage sale. To me, it looks like Scandinavian glass and I am wondering if it could have been made by Holmegaard around the 1950s. I’ve uploaded the image into my profile. Any suggestions? More >>




Arts and Crafts Weekend in SF (8/11/08)
Hustle and bustle on the floorWhile visiting San Francisco over the weekend, I was fortunate to learn the 14th annual Arts & Crafts Show was within walking distance from the flat my wife and I rented. More >>


August Auction Report (8/10/08)
In these slow, scorching days of August with few auctions taking place, I’m again taking a look at past auctions and how the pieces I highlighted fared. More >>


Estate Planning—Stop the Squabbling, Save the Family (8/8/08)
When it comes to dividing an estate, ordinarily level-headed, rational people often act like 3-year-olds arguing over who gets the Slinky and who gets the yo-yo. The funeral is barely concluded when the squabbling begins over the disposition of art, antiques and collectibles. “Why do you get the antique Lalique wineglasses? You don’t know a Burgundy from a Bordeaux.” More >>


Antique Chinese Carved Ivory Rich In Detail As Well As Life Lessons (8/7/08)
1850 Cinese ivory detail of faceShown here today, is a fine example of Chinese carved ivory from China’s golden age of exporting, circa 1850.This piece is very detailed showing different patterns on the three individuals’ robes.The detail is complete,down to the heels of their feet to the fine lines on the elder man’s face. More >>


This Week in Geek 8/6 (8/7/08)
Cover of Crossed #0This Week in Geek is a weekly blog about new comics written by Worthpoint Comicbook Worthologist Matt Baum. Every Wednesday Matt takes a look at the weeks new comics from a collector’s point-of-view and discusses which books may be hard to find in the near future and why. Make sure to click on the hot links for previews and more information on the books discussed here More >>


Tabua: Power of Life or Death (8/6/08)
Presenting a Tabua of AllianceA “Tabua” (pronounced tam-boo-uh) is an early- to mid-19th century Polynesian ornament representing wealth & status of the owner. Whale teeth were the basis of several island economies, and personal position. The acquisition of multiple tabuas was one way to become chief of a local tribe, and tabua presentations were a strong way to gain favor with the king. More >>


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